Tag: Mark Kern

Assassins Creed Shadows Trailer Brings Controversy Over Black Samurai

Today, Ubisoft released a trailer for Assassins Creed Shadows, the next game in the seventeen-year-old video game franchise. But instead of getting gamers excited, it got them laughing at the latest ridiculous instance of forced diversity, which involves a big historical reach. Then, it stopped bein...

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Microsoft Insider Reveals Truth Behind Bethesda Closings

Many were baffled when Microsoft shut down some Bethesda studios and combined others, which will result in plenty of layoffs. Now, someone with knowledge of the situation is letting people know what really happened. Brian Hilderbrand, the senior public relations manager at Microsoft, wrote a detaile...

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The Aftermath of the Helldivers 2 Win

UPDATE: The screenshot posts from Kotaku writer Alyssa Mercante below were specifically about Saavy|Artist asking Arrowhead CEO Johan Pilestedt some questions, and Pilestedt answering them and thanking her for being polite in her discourse. It’s unclear whether this happened before or after Sony�...

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Gamers Backlash Hits Warhammer 40K and Stellar Blade

The backlash over recent woke gaming moves is massive. The first example is Warhammer 40K, which not only introduced female Custodes to the tabletop game’s lore but told fans who knew better that there were always female Custodes, which was just begging for the deluge of George Orwell invocations ...

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Games Journalist Tricked Into Reporting Fantastical Grummz Story

Games journalists may have developed a condition we can call GDS, or Grummz Derangement Syndrome. Grummz is the social media handle for Mark Kern, a former Blizzard producer who has been leading the charge to remove DEI and wokeness from gaming in what has been dubbed “GamerGate 2” (the real mas...

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Shift Up Responds to Stellar Blade Censorship

As gamers react to the censored version of Stellar Blade, Shift Up CEO Kim Hyeong-tae and technical director Lee Dong-gi answered some questions about their game’s release, and inevitably, the costume change came up. Kim Hyeong-tae explained it like this (translation via packergirl, and I’m grat...

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